Facebook announces launch of TechPrep to teach programming skills

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 October 2015

In a move to address the growing need for programming skills, Facebook launches its TechPrep website initiative to teach willing learners. FULL STORY >


Youth skills development takes centre stage at opening of SAP Auditorium at the Cape Town Science Centre

By Staff Writer 5 August 2015

“Africa’s large youth population and positive economic growth potential primes the continent to play a leading role in the Digital Economy. FULL STORY >


The Next Einstein Forum launches search for 54 of Africa's top young science and technology ambassadors

By Staff Writer 24 July 2015

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has launched the search for 54 of Africa's top young science and technology ambassadors, one from each African country. FULL STORY >


37 students will represent Africa at Intel-sponsored ISEF this week

By Staff Writer 12 May 2015

The International Science and Engineering Fair kicks off this week, as 37 young African students take centre stage by showcasing their innovative solutions. FULL STORY >


Intel International Science Fair showcases work from 1700 young scientists

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 May 2015

Taking place next week from 10-15 May, Intel welcomes more than 1400 young scientists to Pittsburgh, for the chance to win a combined $4 million in awards and scholarships. FULL STORY >


Cisco and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology sign MoU for new investment programme

By Staff Writer 30 March 2015

Strategic partnership will prioritise technology leadership & innovation, talent & skills development facilitating country transformation in support of the world’s largest radio telescope FULL STORY >


Science News: March 2015

By Linda Pretorius 16 March 2015

In this month's science news we take a look at unscrambling eggs, an HIV stopper and how dogs perceive faces. FULL STORY >


Mission possible: The Dawn Mission

By Linda Pretorius 16 March 2015

As the Dawn probe cruises into orbit around Ceres early this month, we stand amazed at the feats of another long-term space mission. Here’s what the hype is about. FULL STORY >


Geek News Highlights - The Bag of Tricks Edition

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 21 January 2015

This week's Geek News has a little bit of everything, with a new short film from Adidas, a rumoured X Files return to TV and a scientifically designed tattoo. FULL STORY >


2014: The Best in Science

By Staff Writer 19 December 2014

Discoveries, ranging from the vast reaches of outer space to deep inside the human body, have again filled us with awe this year. We look back at a few highlights from the world of science in 2014. FULL STORY >


The Science of (our) time

By Linda Pretorius 18 December 2014

At the start of the new year, it’s a good time to ponder, well, time. Linda Pretorius delves through the science behind it. FULL STORY >


Geek News Highlights - The Return on Investment Edition

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 27 August 2014

This week's Geek News Highlights proves that good things come to those who wait, with an original issue of Action Comics #1 from 1938 selling for $3.2 million, Humble Bundle offering up more exclusives and NASA discovering water clouds on... FULL STORY >


Smart Answers - August 2014

By Staff Writer 8 August 2014

Life is full of questions that need smart answers. We can help. FULL STORY >


CSIR encourages high school students to consider career in science

By Ryan Noik 7 August 2014

As part of its annual science day, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted 250 high school students at its Pretoria campus. FULL STORY >


The Beautiful science behind the Beautiful Game

By Linda Pretorius 11 July 2014

With the World Cup continuing in Brazil, we check out some of the important science behind the beautiful game. FULL STORY >

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